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Blazers’ Hassan Whiteside Heads to Locker Room After Awkward Landing

Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside exited in the second quarter of Wednesday’s matchup against the Thunder favoring his left knee.

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Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside headed to the locker room after landing awkwardly at the 1:22 mark in Wednesday’s matchup against the Thunder. Following a block attempt on Chris Paul, Whiteside appeared to grab his left knee before exiting the court under his own power.

Here is video of the incident:

Prior to exiting, Whitside recorded four points and two rebounds in 11 minutes of action. The Blazers are already without Zach Collins, Jusuf Nurkic and Pau Gasol.


Whiteside returned to the court at halftime to test his knee with light jogging with his teammates.

After testing it, Whiteside returned to action for the second half.


Whiteside admitted that his knee was sore after hyperextending it, but he is hopeful that it is ok. As of now, it is unknown if additional testing is needed.

Whiteside played 14 minutes in the second half after returning from the incident in the second quarter.

Portland does not play another game until Saturday when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers.